Tag Archives: The Other Side of Justice

No History of Violence

Willie Manning’s history supports his claim that he has never committed murder. He had previous convictions, but never for violence. As one of his attorneys confirmed, “He didn’t have any violent convictions. His criminal history was for things like theft.” … Continue reading

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A Two-person Crime

A radio blog* recorded the day before Willie Jerome Manning’s scheduled execution in May, 2013, features Vincent Hill, a private investigator and former policeman. Hill re-examined the evidence in Willie’s 1992 case, and found many omissions and inconsistencies. Here David Skato, … Continue reading

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“Willie wouldn’t bust a grape.”

Today Willie Jerome Manning is 48. This is his 23rd birthday on death row. When Willie was a child there was little money to celebrate birthdays. A childhood friend of his family, David Skato, recalls the ‘poverty stricken’ community where they … Continue reading

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Why was there no Blood?

A radio blog recorded on the eve of Willie Jerome Manning’s scheduled execution in May, 2013, is illuminating: a private investigator and former policeman re-examines the evidence in Willie’s 1992 case, finding many omissions and inconsistencies.* The investigator on the … Continue reading

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A Crime of Passion

The Mississippi Supreme Court has asked Willie Manning’s lawyer and the Attorney General’s office for “an update on the DNA screening and testing results in [Willie’s remaining] case”. So far this has not been forthcoming. However, the authors of The … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Make Sense – A Policeman’s View

November is likely to be a busy month for Willie Manning’s attorneys. By the middle of this month they will be able to read the State’s response to Willie’s request for DNA testing and fingerprint comparison.* Meanwhile, they must also … Continue reading

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